Laney College Flea Market May
I love flea markets...cheap used items, poorly made imported crap, and junk
For some reason in California you always have to pay to get into the flea
markets (or "trade lots"
as I knew them to be called growing up). But it's worth a dollar for
the potential of cheap treats
and all of the great people watching available.
Entering the fray. Yes, us crackers were very much the minority at
Luckily, we scored right off the bat - I've been needing 48 rolls of toilet
paper for a while now, but the
grocery stores sell them in two small of quantities. What the hell
am I supposed to do with only 8 rolls
of toilet paper at a time?
It was bloody hot as hell. Which reminds me, why is it so hard to find
those army hats with the back flaps
nowadays? I used to wear one of those all the time when I was a kid,
they made for a good deterrent
for a sunburned neck. I could have used one of those on this fine shopping
If there is one thing you can count on in flea market over everything else,
it's bootlegged items. My
favorite on the day was this Strawberry Shortcake ripoff umbrella called
I wasn't sure if this was for sale or a theft deterrent, because this dummy
was the only one manning
this set-up. It did freak me out a little at first.
Another thing you can always count on - cheaply made toys!
Vendors! The dude on the right was filling up zip lock bags of veggies
with some sort of
spice...not sure what that was all about.
We ended up with a couple of owl figurines and some truck burritos to round
out the afternoon. It was a good day.